Geographical Information Systems, M.Sc. | University of Leicester | Leicester, United Kingdom
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Geographical Information Systems

12 months
Duration
21850 GBP/year
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About

This Geographical Information Systems degree offered at the University of Leicester looks at the systems and software used to analyse geographic data. GIS is an increasingly important field, with real-world applications in areas like business, modelling, environmental protection, forecasting and regional planning.

Overview

Geographic Information (GI) plays an increasingly important role in many areas of our lives: environmental protection, business and marketing, communications, forecasting, modelling, agriculture, and local and regional planning.

Understanding GI systems (the software tools) and GI science (the technical discipline) is essential for effective management and analysis of spatial data. Working alongside industry partners, the course comprises four core modules plus four option modules (selected from a larger pool) and a dissertation.

Careers and employability

You have the option of choosing to study Geographical Information Systems programme offered at University of Leicester 'with industry' in which a paid industrial placement forms part of your course, including your overall assessment through reflective learning. Whether or not you opt for the 'with industry' variant of the course, it is designed to give you the tools to work towards a career in a wide variety of fields in the engineering and technical industries. 

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • R for Data Science
  • Geospatial Data Analytics
  • Geospatial Databases and Information Retrieval
  • Geographical Visualisation
  • Remote sensing
  • Satellite Data Analysis in Python
  • GIS in Environmental Health

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 2:2 degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject and/or several years' appropriate professional experience.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    21850 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 21850 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    9900 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9900 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.

Living costs for Leicester

751 - 1426 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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